JFK, MJ-12 and Outer Space
© 2002 by Linda Moulton Howe
February 12, 2002 New York City, New York - This past
week in Manhattan, I met with reporter and author Jim Marrs to
discuss U. S. government documents he was using for a
television interview about MJ-12, also known as Majestic 12 or
Majority 12. That Top Secret group of scientists, military
officers and businessmen was allegedly appointed by President
Harry S. Truman in 1947 to monitor and research the activity of
extraterrestrial biological entities on the earth while
simultaneously manipulating misinformation to keep all facts and
physical evidence from the media and public "in the interest of
national security." Jim's first book, Crossfire © 1989, was a
national bestseller and used as a basis for Oliver Stone's feature
film, JFK. Other books by Jim Marrs have included Alien
Agenda © 1997 and Rule By Secrecy © 2000, each advancing
insights about the interaction of one or more non-human
intelligences with this planet since at least the Sumerian
domination of Mesopotamia (modern day Iran and Iraq).
Jim and I also talked about my experiences back in the early
1980s after I had produced the television documentary A
Strange Harvest for the CBS affiliate KMGH-TV in Denver,
Colorado about the worldwide animal mutilation mystery linked
to alien life forms. I had been told by two different government
intelligence agents in two different parts of the United States that
John F. Kennedy had been assassinated on November 22, 1963
on orders of the CIA because after a long and tense period of
grievances that included the controversial pull back of American
air cover at the Bay of Pigs, JFK - based on some firsthand
knowledge from his service as a U. S. Naval intelligence officer -
had demanded access to all files and images concerning an
extraterrestrial presence on earth.
Jim showed me the following documents which first emerged in
the MJ-12 research of Robert and Ryan Wood, father and son,
who have been studying more than 2,000 alleged U. S.
government documents from various sources since the early
1990s. See their website at bottom of this report.
June 28, 1961 National Security Memorandum
Signed by President John F. Kennedy
On White House stationery dated June 28, 1961, this TOP SECRET
National Security Memorandum was addressed to the Director, Central Intelligence Agency
about the Subject: Review of MJ-12 Intelligence Operations as they relate to Cold
War Psychological Warfare Plans.
"I would like a brief summary from you at your earliest convenience. TOP SECRET"
Signed John Kennedy, President of the United States.
November 12, 1963 Memorandum for the CIA Director
about UFO Intelligence Files
November 12, 1963 TOP SECRET Memorandum for CIA Director,
from President John F. Kennedy.
This November 12, 1963 TOP SECRET Memorandum was
written by President John F. Kennedy to the Director (blanked
out), Central Intelligence Agency, eleven days before JFK was
shot in his head and killed while riding in a motorcade in Dallas,
Texas on November 22, 1963.
The subject of the memorandum was: Classification review of all
UFO intelligence files affecting National Security.
The body of the memorandum reads:
"As I had discussed with you previously, I have
initiated (blacked out) and have instructed James
Webb to develop a program with the Soviet Union in
joint space and lunar exploration. It would be very
helpful if you would have the high threat cases
reviewed with the purpose of identification of bona
fide as opposed to classified CIA and USAF sources.
It is important that we make a clear distinction
between the knowns and unknowns in the event the
Soviets try to mistake our extended cooperation as a
cover for intelligence gathering of their defence and
When this data has been sorted out, I would like you
to arrange a program of data sharing with NASA
where Unknowns are a factor. This will help NASA
mission directors in their defensive responsibilities.
I would like an interim report on the data review no
later than February 1, 1964.
/S/ John F. Kennedy"
(Handwritten note next to signature space: "Response from Colby, (sic) Angelton has
MJ directive 11/20/63")
Editor's Note: James Jesus Angleton was put in charge of the
Office of Strategic Services (O.S.S.) Special Counterintelligence
Unit Z in 1944. Ten years later in 1954, Angleton was promoted
to Deputy Director and Chief of Counterintelligence for the
Central Intelligence Agency where he worked for twenty years.
Another November 12, 1963 CONFIDENTIAL
Memorandum from President John F. Kennedy
to the NASA Administrator about Cooperation with the
USSR on Outer Space Matters
November 12, 1963 CONFIDENTIAL National Security Action
Memorandum No. 271 for NASA Administrator (James Webb) from John F. Kennedy. Source:
Written on White House stationery and dated the same day as
the TOP SECRET Memorandum written by President John F.
Kennedy to the CIA Director about "Classification review of all
UFO intelligence files affecting National Security," this second
memo to NASA about "Cooperation with the USSR on Outer
Space Matters" reads as follows:
"I would like you to assume personally the initiative
and central responsibility within the Government for
the development of a program of substantive
cooperation with the Soviet Union in the field of
outer space, including the development of specific
technical proposals. I assume that you will work
closely with the Department of State and other
agencies as appropriate.
"These proposals should be developed with a view to
their possible discussion with the Soviet Union as a
direct outcome of my September 20 proposal for
broader cooperation between the United States and
the USSR in outer space, including cooperation in
lunar landing programs. All proposals or suggestions
originating within the Government relating to this
general subject will be referred to you for your
consideration and evaluation.
"In addition to developing substantive proposals, I
expect that you will assist the Secretary of State in
exploring problems of procedure and timing
connected with holding discussions with the Soviet
Union and in proposing for my consideration the
channels which would be most desirable from our
point of view. In this connection the channel of
contact developed by Dr. Dryden between NASA
and the Soviet Academy of Sciences has been quite
effective, and I believe that we should continue to
utilize it as appropriate as a means of continuing the
dialogue between the scientists of both countries.
I would like an interim report on the progress of our
planning by December 15."
President John F. Kennedy's signature on the November 12, 1963
memo to NASA and distribution list.
October 21, 1990
Nearly thirty years later after President Kennedy was
assassinated, many alleged government documents about MJ-12,
retrievals of crashed aerial vehicles, technology and
extraterrestrial biological entities have surfaced from a variety of
known and unknown sources. One unsigned document dated
October 21, 1990 and marked "CONFIDENTIAL, 0 copies, No
dissemination" emerged allegedly from a British and American
think tank in England about a program to acclimate the public to
"first-hand encounter" phenomenon and "crop circles." Jim
Marrs has had a copy for several years and agreed its contents
could be shared with the public, acknowledging that source
verification is lacking.
TO: Policy Committee
Subject: Observations on Public Acclimation Program
"The metered release of information to the public
through various unofficial channels continues to
generate much interest and an increasing level of
awareness, with little if any observable side-effects,
other than healthy skepticism on the part of some
We would like to suggest continuing the present
approach, as it is making information available to
those who are psychologically ready for it, without
causing stress on those who are not ready.
The present approach is also proving helpful to those
who are having first-hand encounters. It is providing
them with a context in which to put experiences they
cannot otherwise explain or understand. Having some
conception of this phenomenon is an enormous
psychological relief to these people - and helps them
get on with their lives, as best as possible. Providing
information which helps people to cope will become
increasingly important as the percentage of the
population having these encounters continues to rise.
Some assistance in this area can be expected by
various civilian support groups, which have been
formed by interested parties.
Over time, it may be appropriate to increase the
accuracy and the consistency of information in
circulation. Possibly, as the public gets more
comfortable with IAC sightings (Identified Aerial
Craft and/or Identified Alien Craft) and 'crop circles,'
additional types of information can be released. It
appears most of the research community is running
one to two years or more ahead of the mainstream
media. this gives some timeframe for possible
disclosures to the general public - while providing
advance details to those who are ready for it now.
Having a certain number of informed citizens could
well prove to be an invaluable resource in the face of
unpredictable future events. Indeed, history may
record that it was these aware people who set aside
their differences and worked together most to help
humanity, their country and their government in the
changing times and challenges ahead."